I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

What Do You Write About?

I know what you’re think­ing. It’s only the second day of the chal­lenge I set myself, to post to my blog every­day from now until the end of the year, and already I’m ask­ing the ques­tion of what do I write about.
I would ima­gine it’s a famil­i­ar story to any­one who’s decided to under­take such a chal­lenge. Going from barely writ­ing or post­ing to your blog to post­ing every­day it’s only nat­ur­al to find your­self won­der­ing what to write about. If I hadn’t been here before it would be a big worry, it might even be so dis­cour­aging that I would just aban­don ship straight away. Whilst this morn­ing when I decided it was time to write today’s post I didn’t have any­thing in par­tic­u­lar I wanted to write about I know that if I keep going and post­ing each day I will even­tu­ally end up with too many sub­jects to write about. It’s the nature of the beast, the more you do it, the more ideas you have.
There are a num­ber of dif­fer­ent tac­tics that I’ve come across over the years that are aimed at help­ing you come up with sub­jects to write about. Unsur­pris­ingly none of them have ever worked for me, but there is one thing that does. I know it works because I’ve demon­strated it in oth­er parts of my life, be it read­ing my bible or doing the work for my freel­ance business.
Show­ing up every day.
So here I am, show­ing up. A new sheet in Ulysses, my head­phones in and I’m writ­ing. In fact through the course of writ­ing this post I’ve already come up with the top­ic for tomorrow’s post. There it is in action. Show­ing up today has triggered the pro­cess. The more you do some­thing the more idea’s you have, the first step is show­ing up.